Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) on Sunday released a list of fake babas in India. ABAP is the top body Hindu sadhus, this move was made by ABAP after most of the self proclaimed God-men were involved in various controversies.
The decision by Akhara Parishad has come after a CBI court in Haryana sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh 20 years imprisonment for the rape of two of his former disciples.
Violence took place in various parts of Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan following his conviction by the court in the two cases.
On the entire issue, ABAP president Swami Narendra Giri said, “We appeal to even the common people to beware of such charlatans who belong to no tradition and by their questionable acts, bring disrepute to sadhus and sanyasis.”
Asaram Bapu, Radhe Maa, Swami Asimanand, Nirmal Baba, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and Om Baba’s name also appears on the fake babas list.
Akhara Parishad has also demanded crackdown on such religious leaders by bringing in a legislation.
The list of fake babas released by Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad:
- Asaram Bapu (Asumal Sirumalani)
- Sukhbinder Kaur (Radhe Maa)
- Sachchidanand Giri (Sachin Datta)
- Gurmeet Singh of Dera Sacha Sauda
- Om Baba (Vivekanand Jha)
- Nirmal Baba (Nirmaljeet Singh)
- Ichchadhari Bhimanand (Shivmurti Dwivedi)
- Swami Asimanand
- Om Namah Shivay Baba
- Narayan Sai
- Acharya Kushmuni
- Brahaspati Giri
- Malkhan Singh